The official tournament draw for the inaugural ATP Cup (3-12 January 2020) was held at the Sydney Opera House on Monday. Top seed Serbia, led by world no.1 Novak Djokovic, will play at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane in Group A with France, South Africa and one more country that will qualify on the second entry deadline of 13 November.
Novak started his title defence in a strong fashion by beating Roberto Caraballes Baena in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. He next faces Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG, ATP #56).
The main singles draw for the last Grand Slam tournament in 2019 has been made on Thursday. No.1 seed and defending champion will open campaign in his 14th US Open appearance against Roberto Caraballes Baena from Spain (ATP #76).
Defending champion advanced into the last 16 at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, following a 7-5, 6-1 win over world no.45 Sam Querrey. The match lasted one hour and 18 minutes.